Thursday, July 30, 2015

God uses music to speak to me because He knows me and He knows I hear messages conveyed through music.
As I sat enjoying the beauty of God’s creation this morning I could not help but feel praises and joy glorifying his name.  There are so many things that bring me to my knees when I look at his beautiful creations.
The peace and sweet innocence on the faces of my children when they are asleep is just one tiny gift of beauty in my world.  The softness of flower petals and the fragrance they bring to my nose send me calm, gentle caresses of love from God directly.
We have been given this day, a new day to be in the presence of God regardless of what our day holds.  He is wherever we are.  Take time today to find the beauty in your world and in yourself as well.
God created all things in wisdom, let us enjoy and rejoice in his wisdom and in his creation. 

The beauty of your creation is awe inspiring.  People try to
create music, poems, and art to convey the beauty they experience but I have found myself lacking any means of communicating the feelings you bring to my heart in your creation.  Thank you for creating me.  My heart sings praises to you this day because, in your wisdom, all things are created.  Thanksgiving and unending praise belong to you.  Amen. 

Monday, July 27, 2015

Colossians 3:14-15 "Above all, clothe yourselves with love, which binds everything together in perfect harmony. And let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, to which indeed you were called in the one body. And be thankful."

A visualization for today's scripture:
As a child of God, I raise my arms over my head to receive the clothing of love from my Father.  He wraps it around me, binding it onto and within me so love cannot be separated from me.

I realize as I stand this way that I am now shaped like a chalice, a cup waiting to be filling with the peace of Christ so that it may rule in the very heart of my being.  I am a vessel built to contain what God puts in me.  His love and peace are to rule each moment, each day, through eternity, and I am a part of that!
Now as I am clothed and filled by God, I continue to lift my hands in thanksgiving and praise to the one true King, the Almighty, my heavenly Father.  Hallelujah!

Thursday, July 9, 2015

As I was visualizing the grace of God overflowing on me I thought of fountains that people have on their desks or end
A pump recycles water from the pool at the bottom, back up, and the water runs down over the little rocks and sculptures to the pool and then back up again.  Next I picture a river.
The water is crystal clear and the river rocks that sit in the bed are washed gently over and over with a never ending massage from the running water.
This seems like the grace of our Lord to me. We are rough and ragged when we come to Jesus.  His grace “flows” over us, never ending.  It smooths out the rough edges and the ragged broken parts until we are smooth and soft.  When we have been infused with God’s grace, his love fills; faith is strengthened.
Let the grace of our Lord pour out over you in abundance today. Take a moment and allow the gentle massage of his love and grace to renew and soothe you.  Let it soften the rough edges and then, in faith, go out and allow his grace and love to flow from you to those around you.


Without water we would die and without your grace we would die. The sacrifice of Jesus was the greatest act of love.  Let the sounds of water remind me that your grace is here.  Let this world receive your grace in abundance today and then let us praise you eternally!  Amen.